Emerging technologies across the manufacturing supply chain

Join WIG as we bring together an expert cross-sector panel to discuss the disruptive emerging technologies shaping the future of the UK’s manufacturing sector:

  • Industrial digitialisation 
  • IoT and Industry 4.0; the 'smart' connected factory 
  • Additive manufacturing and advanced materials
  • Automation, AI and machine learning

About the speakers:

  • Mark McNally

    Interim Challenge Director, Manufacturing Made Smarter

    UK Research & Innovation

    Mark McNally has over 30 years' experience in the automotive industry holding  senior management positions in Product Engineering, Programme Management, Manufacturing Operations & Engineering Research, both in the UK and abroad. Since 2008, Mark led a portfolio of future mobility R&D projects, most notable the UKs largest government funded automotive research programme ‘Evoque-e’ the  technology forerunner to the Jaguar fully electric iPace. In 2017, Mark was appointed Head of Global Manufacturing Innovation within Jaguar Land Rover’s Manufacturing Group, accountable for the overall development of the innovation strategy, building a diverse network of collaborations to inform technology roadmaps in: future connected factories, human centric manufacturing, immersive virtual environments, autonomous assembly and digital transformation. The Chartered Engineer is the holder of several UK and worldwide patents in product design and manufacturing production systems. In 2019 he was appointed UKRI’s Interim Challenge Director for Manufacturing Made Smarter leading cross sector development of digital tools and techniques to transform UK manufacturing productivity and capabilities enabling the UK to be a global leader in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

  • Professor Jan Godsell

    Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy - Warwick Manufacturing Group

    The University of Warwick

    Jan Godsell is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick. Her work focuses on developing sustainable business models through the alignment of product, marketing and supply chain strategy. In particular Jan’s work focuses on the design of end-to-ens supply chains to enable, flexibility, sustainability and productivity.  She leads the Supply Chain Research Group and the Supply Chains in Practice (SCIP) industrial collaborator forum.   As a chartered engineer, Jan has more than two decades of combined industry experience in product development, innovation, supply chain strategy, and process improvement working for ICI, Astra Zeneca and Dyson. She has advised government and industry on supply chain strategy and its relationship to industrial and business strategy. She has served on numerous advisory boards, and is currently a member of the Made Smarter Expert Panel. Jan is also on the editorial board of 3 major operations and supply chain journals.

  • Stephen Anderson

    Legal Director

    Womble Bond Dickinson

    Stephen Anderson is a Legal Director at the law firm of Womble Bond Dickinson.  His primary focus is the provision of legal advice concerning commercial and technology agreements within the aerospace & defence sector. Stephen joined WBD in January 2019 after having spent twelve years working in-house, formerly with NATS and then with BAE Systems.  Stephen was previously Senior Counsel to the Maritime Services division of BAE Systems.  Prior to his in-house career, Stephen spent six years working with a major private practice law firm. During his career Stephen has worked on a very wide range of manufacturing and technology related matters including: bids for government contracts (in relation to both UK and overseas customers), teaming and collaboration agreements, procurement framework agreements, outsourcing arrangements, confidentiality agreements, software/intellectual property licences; and university research / studentship agreements




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